Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), informally Hindustan University, formerly Hindustan College of Engineering, is an institute deemed-to-be-university of engineering headquartered in Chennai, India. It was founded in 1985 by K. C. G. Verghese and was granted deemed-to-be-university status from the University Grants Commission in 2008. It is a member of the Hindustan Group of Institutions which also includes the Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, KCG College of Technology, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science and more. The campus is situated in the south eastern suburb of Chennai, Padur. The institute is on the main arterial road Rajiv Gandhi IT Highway (also called Old Mahabalipuram Road). It is close to SIPCOT IT park, Siruseri which is about 25 km from the Chennai City and is also accessible by East coast Road through Kovalam.